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Virgin Australia News & Information February 2012.

29th February 2012 - VH-ZPR Uluru Issue.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR operated DJ1627 Sydney - Ayers Rock today however the return DJ1628 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

28th February 2012 - VH-XFC Test Flights.

New Airbus A330-200 VH-XFC was noted on test flights from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWYU.

27th February 2012 - VH-YFG on Delivery.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFG departed Boeing Field on delivery today as DJ9080 routing Boeing Field - Lihue (Overnight) - Nadi - Brisbane.

27th February 2012 - VH-ZPR Flight Cancellations and Positioning Flight.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPR was unable to operate its scheduled DJ1556 Hervey Bay - Sydney and DJ876 Sydney - Melbourne flights today. The flights were cancelled and the aircraft later positioned Hervey Bay - Melbourne as DJ9060.

25th February 2012 - VH-VOX DJ79 Brisbane Diversion.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VOX operating DJ79 Auckland - Coolangatta diverted to Brisbane today due to weather at Coolangatta. The aircraft then positioned Brisbane - Auckland as DJ9278.

25th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The DJ1217 Canberra - Brisbane and DJ1218 Brisbane - Canberra did not operate today. This appears to be due to Embraer E190 VH-ZPL being unavailable due to technical issues.

24th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The DJ543 Sydney - Coolangatta and DJ546 Coolangatta - Sydney did not operate today.

23rd February 2012 - ZK-PBD DJ69 Christchurch Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD operating DJ69 Wellington - Brisbane diverted to Christchurch today landing just over an hour after departure. The aircraft subsequently positioned Christchurch - Wellington this evening as DJ9069.

23rd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ68 Brisbane - Wellington

DJ1615 Melbourne - Mildura

DJ1616 Mildura - Melbourne.

23rd February 2012 - VH-FVU Arrives.

VH-FVU, the fifth SkyWest Airlines ATR72 to be operated on services for Virgin Australia was delivered to Brisbane this morning.

22nd February 2012 - Results and Restructure.

Virgin Australia today announced that it will restructure into two distinct companies for operating Domestic and International services. Australian International airlines are limited to 49% foreign ownership however no such limitations apply to purely Domestic carriers.

Nett profit for the six months to December 2011 was announced as A$51 million, up 118% on the same period in 2010. Revenue from Government and Corporate sources rose from 13% to 17% of total revenues which itself rose 18% to A$2 Billion.

22nd February 2012 - ZK-PBF Leaves Christchurch Maintenance.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBF departed Christchurch this morning in Virgin Samoa livery positioning to Wellington as DJ9168.

22nd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The DJ806 Sydney - Melbourne and DJ873 Melbourne - Sydney services did not operate today.

21st February 2012 - ZK-PBB DJ68 Christchurch Diversion.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBB operating DJ68 Brisbane - Wellington diverted to Christchurch today when a flaps issue caused the aircraft to require the longer Christchurch runway.

21st February 2012 - VH-XWM Positioning Flight.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F100 VH-XWM positioned Cairns - Brisbane this evening as DJ9062.

21st February 2012 - VH-VUL Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUL positioned Coolangatta - Sydney today as DJ9064.

21st February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ211 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ228 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ347 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ352 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ500 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ982 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta

DJ1448 Coolangatta - Adelaide.

21st February 2012 - VH-VPE to Auckland Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPE positioned Sydney - Auckland today as VA9078 in order to undergo maintenance.

21st February 2012 - VH-VPD Returns from Auckland.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD positioned Auckland - Sydney this morning as VA9077 following maintenance.

20th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ213 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ214 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ309 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ332 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ505 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ506 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ539 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ544 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ752 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ755 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ782 Cairns - Brisbane

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ824 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ841 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ846 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ900 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1447 Adelaide - Coolangatta

DJ1448 Coolangatta - Adelaide

DJ1593 Melbourne - Newcastle

DJ1594 Newcastle - Melbourne

DJ1687 Canberra - Coolangatta.

20th February 2012 - VH-XFA Positions to Sydney.

Airbus A330-200 VH-XFA positioned Perth - Sydney this morning as DJ9060.

19th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ849 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ999 Sydney - Brisbane.

























































































































10th February 2012 - VH-YFG First Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFG made its first flight from Renton to Boeing Field today as BOE809.


10th February 2012 - VH-VUG Returns from Christchurch.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG positioned Christchurch - Melbourne as DJ9071 today.

10th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ209 Melburne - Adelaide

DJ212 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ323 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ344 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ635 Canberra - Sydney

DJ1334 Melbourne - Hobart

DJ1337 Hobart - Melbourne

DJ1372 Melbourne - Launceston

DJ1377 Launceston - Melbourne

DJ2901 Perth - Christmas Island.

9th February 2012 - VH-YIG on Delivery.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIG departed Boeing Field on delivery today as DJ9080 initially routing to Honolulu then on to Nadi and Brisbane after an overnight stop.

9th February 2012 - VH-VOW Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8Q8 VH-VOW positioned Brisbane - Melbourne early this morning as DJ9060.

9th February 2012 - ZK-PBK Returns to Brisbane.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Melbourne - Brisbane late this morning as DJ9286.

9th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ229 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ232 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ423 Adelaide - Sydney

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ627 Canberra - Sydney

DJ639 Canberra - Sydney

DJ713 Adelaide - Perth

DJ714 Perth - Adelaide

DJ905 Sydney - Brisbane

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ897 Melbourne - Sydney.

8th February 2012 - ZK-PBK Australian Positioning Flight.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBK positioned Brisbane - Melbourne late this evening as DJ9180.

8th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ527 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ532 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ535 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ540 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ543 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ546 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ897 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ986 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ1882 Newman - Perth.

7th February 2012 - DJ536 Overnight Delay.

DJ536 Coolangatta - Sydney has been delayed overnight.

7th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ218 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ219 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ347 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ352 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ824 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ1594 Newcastle - Melbourne

DJ1615 Melbourne - Mildura

DJ1616 Mildura - Melbourne.

6th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ509 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ512 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ1361 Launceston - Melbourne

DJ1508 Maroochydore - Melbourne

DJ1509 Melbourne - Maroochydore.

6th February 2012 - VH-VUU Launceston Issue.

Boeing 737-8FE was scheduled to operate this morning’s DJ1361 Launceston - Melbourne however the flight was cancelled with the aircraft later positioning Launceston - Melbourne as DJ9071.

5th February 2012 - VH-VPD to Auckland Maintenance.

Boeing 777-3GZER VH-VPD positioned Sydney - Auckland today as VA9078 where it will undergo a heavy maintenance check at Air New Zealand. As a result Etihad Boeing 777-300ERs will operate Abu Dhabi - Sydney in place of V Australia for the next few weeks.

4th February 2012 - VH-VOW Returns from Christchurch.

Boeing 737-8Q8 VH-VOW positioned Christchurch - Melbourne following maintenance this evening using callsign VHVOW.

4th February 2012 - VH-YIF Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIF entered service today as DJ900 Brisbane - Sydney.

4th February 2012 - Flight Cancellation.

DJ1402 Cairns - Sydney did not operate today.

3rd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ802 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ811 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1294 Cairns - Sydney

DJ1413 Sydney - Cairns.

2nd February 2012 - Alliance Airlines F100s to Fly for Virgin Australia.

Alliance Airlines Fokker F100s VH-XWM and VH-XWN are to begin service from 13 February on Virgin Australia routes from Brisbane to Cairns, Newcastle, Proserpine and Rockhampton.

2nd February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

VA11 Melbourne - Los Angeles

DJ209 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ212 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ361 Brisbane - Townsville

DJ366 Townsville - Brisbane

DJ1320 Melbourne  Hobart

DJ1323 Hobart - Melbourne.

1st February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ209 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ212 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ771 Brisbane - Cairns

DJ776 Cairns - Brisbane

DJ904 Brisbane - Sydney

DJ4198 Denpasar - Brisbane.

1st February 2012 - ZK-PBJ Australian Positioning Flight.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBJ positioned Melbourne - Sydney this afternoon as DJ9283.

1st February 2012 - VH-XFB Returns to Traffic.

Having been under maintenance at Melbourne since 28 January Airbus A330-200 VH-XFB positioned Melbourne - Sydney early this morning as DJ9061 before returning to service as DJ553 Sydney - Perth.


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19th February 2012 - VH-VBZ Positions to Brisbane.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ positioned Perth - Brisbane in the early hours of this morning as DJ9064.

18th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ678 Perth - Melbourne

DJ819 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne.

18th February 2012 - VH-VOX to Christchurch.

Boeing 737-8BK VH-VOX positioned Melbourne - Christchurch this evening as DJ9061 in order to fly Pacific Blue services from Christchurch.

18th February 2012 - VH-VBZ Positions to Perth.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ positioned Brisbane - Perth this evening as DJ9063.

17th February 2012 - VH-VBZ Positions from Launceston.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ positioned Launceston - Melbourne late this evening as DJ9065.

17th February 2012 - VH-YIG Enters Service.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIG entered service today operating DJ1384 Brisbane - Adelaide.

17th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ256 Canberra - Sydney

DJ800 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ825 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane.

16th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ233 Melbourne - Adelaide

DJ234 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ535 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ678 Perth - Melbourne

DJ685 Melbourne - Perth

DJ803 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ816 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ869 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ886 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ889 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ1372 Melbourne - Launceston

DJ1377 Launceston - Melbourne.

16th February 2012 - VH-YVA DJ846 Avalon Diversion.

Boeing 737-81D VH-YVA operating DJ846 Sydney - Melbourne diverted via Avalon today due to weather at Melbourne.

15th February 2012 - Pacific Island Extras.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBI operated the following schedule today:

DJ9283 Sydney - Nuku’alofa

DJ9278 Nuku’alofa - Auckland

DJ9291 Auckland - Apia

DJ9294 Apia - Auckland.

15th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ91 Auckland - Apia

DJ94 Apia - Auckland

DJ717 Adelaide - Perth

DJ1165 Sydney - Coffs Harbour

DJ1164 Coffs Harbour - Sydney

DJ1178 Sydney - Albury

DJ1181 Albury - Sydney.

15th February 2012 - Pacific Blue Australian Positioning Flight.

Pacific Blue Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD positioned Melbourne - Brisbane as DJ9282.

14th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ490 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ505 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ726 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ862 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ881 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ978 Brisbane - Sydney

13th February 2012 - ZK-PBD Australian Domestic Positioning Flight.

Boeing 737-8FE ZK-PBD positioned Brisbane - Melbourne this evening as DJ9281.

13th February 2012 - Alliance F100s Start Flying for Virgin.

Alliance Airlines began flying Fokker 100s VH-XWM and VH-XWN from on behalf of Virgin Australia today. VH-XWM commenced as DJ1231 Brisbane - Rockhampton and VH-XWN as DJ1113 Brisbane - Proserpine.


13th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ337 Melbourne - Brisbane

DJ344 Brisbane - Melbourne

DJ523 Sydney - Coolangatta

DJ526 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ546 Coolangatta - Sydney

DJ842 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ859 Melbourne - Sydney

DJ874 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ1406 Brisbane - Adelaide

DJ1407 Adelaide - Brisbane.

13th February 2012 - Positioning Flights.

Positioning flights today saw Boeing 737-8FE VH-VOT move Sydney - Melbourne as DJ9060 and Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ move Perth - Brisbane as DJ9061.

12th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ232 Adelaide - Melbourne

DJ1245 Brisbane - Rockhampton

DJ1248 Rockhampton - Brisbane

DJ1336 Melbourne - Hobart.

12th February 2012 - VH-VBZ Positions to Perth.

Boeing 737-7FE VH-VBZ positioned Melbourne - Perth this morning as DJ9061.

11th February 2012 - Flight Cancellations.

The following flights did not operate today:

DJ560 Perth - Sydney

DJ725 Melbourne - Coolangatta

DJ728 Coolangatta - Melbourne

DJ888 Sydney - Melbourne

DJ1457 Melbourne - Darwin

DJ2901 Perth - Christmas Island.

11th February 2012 - VH-ZPN Positions to Hobart.

Embraer E190 VH-ZPN, which has been under maintenance at Melbourne since 31 January positioned Melbourne - Hobart as DJ9062 this morning before re-entering traffic.

11th February 2012 - VH-VUG Positions to Darwin.

Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUG positioned Melbourne - Darwin in the early hours of the morning as DJ9061 today.